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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Dec 2 2020

    9:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Pick up your weekly craft or activity kit for children! Kits will vary by week and are good for preschool aged children. Some will be appropriate for younger ages with heavy parent help.

    Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

    All supplies are to be taken home, no crafting will be done in the library.

    All kits are created at least a week in advance and not touched in the interim to ensure safety.

    Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

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  • Dec 2 2020

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    District Library Board Work Session

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  • Dec 2 2020

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.


    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.


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  • Dec 2 2020

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning December 2 at 6:00 p.m.

    The beloved tradition of the Train Man at the Library continues...virtually.

    Raised in the Midwest, Michael Lavrich learned early to love trains. His grandfather, a night hostler who tended three steam locomotives, encouraged his curiosity when they spent time together in the train yard. Michael pursued a degree in education and spent time teaching middle school in Georgia, kindergarten on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana before relocating to New Mexico and making a home with his family in house right next to a railroad. His interests in trains came full circle as he and his family started collecting toy trains.

    Michael and his family moved to Bend just before the turn of this century when Bend was a booming metropolis of 35,000 souls. The noise and traffic were near unbearable after the small towns he'd lived in, but he found refuge in drives to the mountains and walks in Sunriver. As a lover of knowledge and books it didn't take long for Michael to discover the Sunriver Library, where he enjoyed story times with his daughter and son. Not soon after, Michael offered to set up a train display at the Library for Christmas and a tradition was born. Each year Michael spends days setting up his trains at the Downtown Bend Library for the community to enjoy.

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  • Dec 3 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays via YouTube at

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit:


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  • Dec 3 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Exprésate creando una obra de arte juntos inspirado por un libro infantil. Toda la familia está invitada.*ls* *oo*

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  • Dec 5 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; Este enlace lo llevara a una lista donde encontrara este programa u otros programas familiares divertidos.
    *oo* *ls*

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  • Dec 5 2020

    11:00 AM - Saturday -

    Chilly craft kits available Saturdays in December at all library locations while supplies last.

    Drop in and pickup seasonal craft kits from any library location during business hours on Saturdays in December! Each kit contains supplies to make a seasonal craft at home. New projects featured every week. Kits available while supplies last.

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  • Dec 5 2020

    6:00 PM - Saturday -

    A link will be available at 5:30 p.m. and we will begin broadcasting at 6:00 p.m.

    Deschutes Public Library reveals A Novel Idea 2021.

    Be among the first to know the book selected for A Novel Idea 2021. A Novel Idea is Oregon's largest community-wide reading project.
    *ani* *yt*

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  • Dec 7 2020

    10:30 AM - Monday -

    Music and movement to develop literacy skills.  3-5 yrs. Join live via zoom.

    Movement and literacy skills are closely connected.  Your child will hear songs that include singing, dancing, and musical instruments to build motor skills.  30 min.
    Grab a scarf, sock anything to wave around and an instrument. If you don't have an instrument, two spoons or pots and pans work!


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